Casey Calls for Sanctions on Libya

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), also the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, has just released a statement declaring his support for sanctions on Libya in response to Colonel Qadaffi’s violent response to peaceful protesters. The statement reads:

“I strongly condemn the deplorable violence employed by Colonel Qaddafi against peaceful demonstrators in Libya.

“Along with the international community, the United States should impose tough sanctions on Libya now and show Qaddafi that his barbaric actions violate the most basic norms of how a government should treat its citizens.

“In addition, the United Nations Security Council should examine the entire array of options available to it, potentially including a no-fly zone over Libya.  The killing of innocent demonstrators must stop now.”

February 25th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments